Thanks for visiting! I'm Alicia, the author of this blog, and I love sharing bits of our life here and on social media. Back in 2008, when my oldest was only a month old, I started Making Time For Mommy as a way to make time for myself and meet other moms. I hope this blog encourages you to make time for yourself, gives you ideas for family fun, and provides easy tips you can incorporate into your busy life!      ---read more about me here ---

Adding Protein To My Diet With Naked Nutrition

Thanks to Naked Nutrition for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts are my own. My doctor recently suggested that I focus on starting my day with protein so that’s the one diet change I’ve made in 2024. I’ve been drinking a protein-packed ready made breakfast drink but it does nothing to satisfy my morning … Read more

12 Essential Tips For A Smooth Transition Into A New Home

This is a guest post. I wish I had these tips before I moved last! It would have saved me a lot of headaches. Moving into a new home is a significant life event that brings with it a whirlwind of emotions, from the excitement of starting a new chapter to the stress of ensuring … Read more

Challenger Soccer Camps

This post is sponsored but all thoughts are my own. With warmer weather here in Chicago (at least for the next couple of days as we enjoy what we call “fake spring”!) my mind has started thinking about summer. If you are starting to plan your summer already and looking for camps to enroll your … Read more

Theatre For Young Children In The Chicago Area

I received complimentary tickets to shows but all thoughts are my own. I’ve been trying to introduce my daughter to the world of theatre. Since she is only four, we have been pretty limited in our opportunities to go to the theatre but we’ve found some great shows over the past year. Chicago Children’s Theatre … Read more

2023 Holiday Gift Guide

I received some of these products free for consideration and some links are affiliate links but all thoughts are my own. It’s (almost) my favorite time of year…Christmas! The most precious family time, for me, are those days between Christmas Eve and New Year’s when we have nowhere to go and nothing to do. But … Read more

DIY Gift Idea: No-Sew Fleece Doll Blanket

Thanks to Fabric Wholesale Direct for sponsoring this post. My daughter will be five at the end of next month and she loves dolls. Over the past couple of years she has gotten some dolls as well as doll accessories, like this cute doll cabin. This year, I thought it would be fun to try … Read more

Re-energize This Fall Season (Giveaway)

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Happy October! This is one of the busiest months of the year for me. Anyone else feeling like you have a million things to do and places to go and just not enough hours in your day? From Halloween activities to end of the … Read more